The Wicked + The Divine Vol.1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen

23093359Goodreads Synopsis

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-5


This was a totally random read for me. I found the synopsis intriguing so I thought I’d look a bit more deeply into it. Let’s just say that I’m glad I did because I loved this!

I knew nothing except what the synopsis told me and I’d heard that it was quite good. A few pages in and I was already impressed. The artwork in this book was amazing. It was so clear and colourful. Like watching a movie in high definition.

So after every ninety years, these gods come back and then they’re dead in two years. That’s what I took from this. That’s what drew me to this story. All of this is from a fangirl’s point of view and I honestly think this was great because come on, fans are geniuses when it comes to their idols/role models or whatever.

We don’t meet all of the gods but we hear of them. Lucifer is the main focus and basically the only one I followed because it’s Lucifer. There wasn’t much of a back story into the character’s lives but that’s okay for me since this was only the first volume. There’s a lot of potential in this as I could see.

I think this is the fasted I’ve ever gone through a volume before, and I took a nap in between. I loved this. The writing, the artwork, the plot, everything about it makes me want more. I can’t wait to get started on the second volume.

Read: 4 March 2016
Rating: ★★★★1/2

Publication Date: 12 November 2014
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Illustrators: Jamie McKelvie | Matt Wilson

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